Product is a satirical monologue, a movie script pitched to a silent actress about a woman who falls in love with a suicide bomber. The producer offers the story of a beautiful, wounded woman, a dark stranger, sublime passion, a nightmare, a suicide pact: it is the script that made him cry, that he had to produce. Ravenhill’s arch, perfectly observed satire of Hollywood’s worst clichés spikily undercuts the producer’s sycophantic pitch.
Product interrogates society’s desperate need for narrative and for closure, an intelligent and immediate discussion of the media’s response to terrorism.
The play was first presented in 2005 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.